Welcome Guest Blogger: Gracen Miller

I would like to welcome Gracen Miller, author of Pandora's Box to the Blog.  Thanks so much.

 is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a "normal" person in southern society. When not writing, she's a full-time football/basketball/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She's addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs.

WARNING: Content may be offensive to some individuals. Proceed with caution.


By: Gracen Miller

Nephilim. Half-breed offspring, born from mortals and angels…biblical legends, giants, that jeopardized mankind. Welcome to my world where anything can and does exist, and new demons are spawned at random.

But Nephilim aren’t new, they come straight from the Bible.

When men began to increase in number on earth and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3Then the LORD said, ‘My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is a mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.’ 4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:1-4

There are many theories as it relates to who and what the “sons of God” and the Nephilim are.

Theory One: The “sons of God” were fallen angels. Many believe that the Nephilim were what was thought to be the giants in the Bible because it was thought they were the offspring of angels and human women.

Theory Two: The “sons of God” were probably not human, not even born on earth. Ancient Aliens, anyone? lol

Theory Three: The “sons of God” were nothing more than righteous men, as opposed to the earthly non-righteous individuals during those sinful days before the great flood.

Theory Four: The “sons of God” are a hybrid race that is distinctly different from us humans, but sexually compatible with human reproduction. In any event, the “sons of God” are specifically set apart from the “daughters of men”, so they were obviously a separate race and their offspring were the Nephilim.

Theory Five: The “sons of God” were other created men. It is widely accepted by Biblical believers that Adam and Eve were the only humans first created by God. However, the Bible does not detail or describe every individual on earth, not even every important person on earth to Him. Only significant situations and the people involved with those situations are included in Biblical Texts. There is no certainty that God created only Adam and Eve. For all we know, he could have created a whole nation of people, but only Adam and Eve were important.

Off topic: I probably could have found more theories had I kept searching. I figured this was more than enough. ;-)

The book of Job suggests that the sons of God were angelic in nature. Job 1:6 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.” And again in Job 2:1, “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.”

The Grigori were also considered fallen angels who had mated with mortal women, which gave birth to a hybrid race known as the Nephilim. In the Book of Enoch, the Grigori were known as the “Watchers”, which were angels that had been sent to earth to do nothing more than watch over God’s human creation. Enoch details how the Grigori began to lust after human women, marry them and lived among mortals. Their children were purported to be giant savages that endanger humankind by pillaging the earth. They were corrupt and taught the mortals the necessities of civilization that God had kept secret. According to Jude 1:6, God has bound the Grigori on the Earth until Judgment Day.

So, were the Nephilim the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men”? Were these “sons of God” fallen angels on the side of Satan? Or could they be angels watching and living among us that have become fascinated and enraptured by God’s mortal creation, not fallen on Satan’s side, but just fallen from God’s celestial design?

Of course, all of this is assuming one believes in Biblical principles. What do you think?

The idea of Nephilim interests me, but instead of having “giants” represent Nephilim, I took a more unassuming approach in Pandora’s Box, book one Road to Hell series, available now through Decadent Publishing and your online e-book publishers (Amazon, Smashwords, etc.). Buy Links are available below.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a Pandora’s Box T-shirt, but PLEASE leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner!!! Also Gracen has decided to give a copy away of her e- book for Pandora's Box.  How exciting!    

Thanks for having me today! It’s been a pleasure and I hope to meet more people on the road to hell adventure. ;-)


Where you can stalk me—not really!—but I would love to meet and interact with you:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/gracen.miller (Consumes way too much of my time!)

Pandora’s Box Blurb:

Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn't believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn't know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix's aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind's liberty has begun...

Pandora’s Box Excerpt:

“May I?” He held up the medical supplies.

She nodded and watched as he doused gauze with antiseptic. “Dr. Nix at your service,” he said with a grin, two adorable dimples charming her where words failed.

Madison rolled her eyes, and tipped her head to the side to give him better access. He brushed her hair off her neck, back behind her shoulder. Such a simple gesture, yet it felt terribly personal. The air grew thick and sticky with her awareness of him. She shifted in her seat and crossed her legs.

Madison stared into his eyes. Green, she thought, his eyes were green, gorgeous and intense, with ridiculously long eyelashes women would fantasize about. If they didn’t, they should. A flicker of compassion, concern, and something else she couldn’t identify flashed in his eyes.

“Ready?” he asked.

The husky tenor of his voice forced her gaze to shift to his mouth. Nice, sexy lips, designed for kissing. She gave a mental shake but couldn’t resist wondering how his mouth would feel on hers.

“Madison?” Humor deepened his voice, a touch of a smile tilted the edges of the lips she’d been fantasizing about, and she realized she still stared at them. “You ready?” he asked again, and her eyes widened in embarrassment over her foolish stupor.

She swallowed hard. “Yeah.” She whispered past the lump in her throat and forced her vision to lock on the wall over his shoulder. Good God, what was wrong with her? Her pulse throbbed like crazy, and she felt woozy. Loss of blood! Must be why she reacted that way. No other explanation made sense.

Even though the antiseptic stung like hell, the gentle touch coming from such a gruff man surprised her. “It’s not bad,” he said, dabbing the blood away. “Just a nick.”

Well, she could nix the blood loss theory. Exhaustion and stress were the only other excuses she could come up with. “I’ve suffered worse.” Her voice sounded off, kind of hoarse. She tried to clear her throat delicately, but he must have noticed her unease, because his perceptive eyes met hers. Again, she thought she caught the edge of concern reflected in their green depths.

“This isn’t the first time he’s attacked you?”

“No. It’s the first time he’s tried to seriously kill me, though.” She sighed as she closed her eyes, ready to give up fighting, the sudden tears threatening to fall. Okay, woozy and acting strange because of strain…not because of him. Seriously, as far as first impressions went, she wasn’t impressed.

I have already received four 5 star reviews for Pandora’s Box. To read what readers have had to say, visit the Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12394732-pandora-s-box

Pandora’s Box Buy Links:


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  1. I love your Awesome blog , and I'm always to happy to follow Gracens Interviews !!!
    Crystal Trent Dotson

  2. Great job! I love reading about nephilim.


  3. OMG I loved this post! How cool!!! I love your "lessons" you are giving us Gracen! Jowanna...INCREDIBLE blog as always! DO NOT ENTER me in the contest please! I already won a Tshirt (YAY ME) so I will excuse myself from this one)

    This book is FAN FREAKING TASTIC...SERIOUSLY it rocks! I could not stop reading it! I am SO GLAD it came out on a Friday (Ok thursday but I could not start reading till Friday)! I read it in less than 24 hours on my phone!!

    SO good luck to the contest winners and I did tweet this! I will also share it on Facebook when I am on break...hehe...sneaking on your blog! Shame on me!!!

  4. Very beautiful post! Pandora’s Box must be great book. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower as Diana
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    artgiote at gmail dot com

  5. Crystal, Tich, Mindy, you gals are awesome! Thanks so much for following me here and learning about Nephilim! =D

    Howdy, Diana, thanks for the comment and thanks for tweeting, that gets you extra entries!!

    Good luck to all in the contest!


  6. GREAT interview!! Thanks Gracen, thanks Jo! This looks spectacular. I'm adding it to my wish list as we speak, & if I don't win, it'll be a definite download. :-).
    Thanks for contributing to my Literal Addiction...

  7. Wonderful blog! Gracen is a hoot isn't she? :D :D I'm a follower of the blog and sharing the link on FB (does that count?) I would *die* for a t-shirt! ^-^ Even go to Hell for it ;-)


  8. I cannot wait to read this book! Stupid bills are making me be a responsible adult!! How dare they!!! lol..
    Hopefully I will be able to get here this weekend. *fingers crossed*

    I follow as Jennifer Smith and I retweeted http://twitter.com/#!/lilmamaj81/status/107085777447563264
    Email is jennifersmith.ga [at] gmail (dot) com

  9. Great interview. I want to read this book. I have seen it a couple of times and thought it looked great. I am a facebook friend and also a goodreads fan. I love to read and this book looks great and would love to win.
    thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  10. Fascinating subject! :)

    I already have read and loved Pandora's Box, but I'd love a chance to win the shirt. I am now following the blog!


  11. Wonderful interview. I'm a Hellhound, so technically I guess that makes me a Hellbitch. Hmmm. Thanks for the giveaway and I tweeted.



  12. Michelle, thanks for coming out and leaving a comment! I hope you enjoy Pandora's Box. =D

    Nicole, you're such a sweetie. You know I love you, girl! You're already on the Road to Hell, my lovely little Howlin' Hellhound. ;-)

    Jennifer, believe me I understand about stupid bills and being an adult. UGH! I have the repairman out here today and I so can't afford it right now. Hello, reality, huh? lol Best of luck to you!

    Chris, thanks so much for dropping by today!

    Got ya added to the t-shirt contest, Kirstina!

    Blue Shedevil...LOL I'm not going to call you a bitch, that's for sure. I love all my hellhounds, so I can't be mean to them. Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

    Best of luck to you all on winning the prizes!


  13. Wow I've heard only the Theory, that says Nephilims are offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” before.
    I've just burst out laughing reading the Ancient Aliens Theory, but who knows?!
    I also Love the Theory Five, it's different and a thoughtful theory.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the really interesting post, I Love Nephilims whatever they are! haha

    GFC ~ Andreana
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  15. Great interview and thanks for the excellent contest! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Awesome interview and great giveaway!!

    Good luck to everyone!


  17. Shalisha Cooper contacted me because she cannot post a comment, so she sent me her answer and I'm posting it here:

    "anything is possible but I do believe in God and Angeles and everything else"

    THANK YOU to ALL of you for coming out and reading my guest post on nephilim. And a BIG hug to those who are stopping by and have already Pandora's Box. You will still be entered into the T-shirt contest!

    Good luck to all of you and keep spreading the word about the contest.


  18. Amazing Gracen! Lol! I fall in love with that cover every time I see it. I like the idea of the Neph as fallen but not evil. Can't wait to get my copy! Great spot and giveaway!
    Hellhound Shelley(Bella)

  19. Theory Five: Sons of God are the twinkling in the eye of a man when he is at his most caring, most nurturing, most protective, when the best qualities in him shine without him even knowing it. I know my husband can be a "Son of God" when I see him gently carry our daughter to bed or place a bandaid on our sons knee for an imagined wound we both know isn't there. IMHO. Thanks for four fabulous theories, Gracen and I'm so glad to know you now and call you in my new circle of friends!

  20. I totally want to read this book!! Great interview!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com
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  21. I love you blog and great interview. I would love to read this book. Take care!

    Terry Hill Dexter

  22. What I have read on the blog sounds like the book will be very interesting and has a different twist to it, which is something I'm always looking for.

  23. love the post!!!! amazing, always love reading more about authors and books
    im a follower


  24. Given the nature of what I write, I choose to believe that Nephilim aren't fallen to work with Satan. I choose to believe they have descended from their celestial home. But there's always room for one to go rogue! ;)

  25. I can't wait to read it and am hoping to free up some time to do just that very soon!

  26. I had a fellow blogger tell me I need to read this book! So I am very interested :) thanks for the chance to win.

  27. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win!! Mitz713@insightbb.com

  28. Cant wait to read a book about nepilim

  29. Wow! There are a lot of posts since I commented last. Thanks to ALL of you for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope all of you enjoy Pandora's Box and I'd love to hear what y'all think when you do. As soon as I get the "okay" from Jowanna, I'll post the winner of the e-book and the T-shirt.

    Good luck to all of you!


  30. Y'all ready for me to draw the winners? Here goes...I plugged all the names into random.org, some names more than once if they shared the contest, and here's who random picked as the winner of...

    E-book of Pandora's Box...ANDIE at rea0903(at)gmail(dot)com.

    T-shirt...Blue Shedevil at dukediva32@yahoo.com.

    Congrats to the both of you! I'll be contacting you by email shortly.